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The Old Dairy

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A well-equipped three storey holiday home situated in an elevated position above the town of Matlock with fine views of town and countryside.

This comfortable, three storey holiday cottage enjoys a unique position on a quiet and narrow ‘access only’ lane with super views. Only 400 yards from the centre of the small town of Matlock where there are several pubs, cafes, a park and Wi-Fi access. The Heights of Abraham cable cars and caverns, and Gulliver’s Kingdom are 2 miles. Carsington Water, Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall, approximately 8 miles. Ideal for golf and horse riding. Shop, restaurant and pub 400 yards.

Ground Floor: Cloakroom: With toilet.

First Floor: Living room: With Freeview TV, DVD player and wooden floor.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, French doors and wooden floor.

Second Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed and wooden floor.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and wooden floor.
Bedroom 3: With single bed and wooden floor.
Bathroom: With corner bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Third Floor: Bedroom 4: With double bed, wooden floor, Velux window, low sloping ceiling and en-suite toilet.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair. Garage with washing machine and fridge/freezer. Small lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 6 steps in garden.

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  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Ideal for GolfIdeal for Golf
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Horse Riding NearbyHorse Riding Nearby
  • BroadbandBroadband
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Car Parking - On SiteCar Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 07/10/2016
    Certainly not four star accomodation as listed. No shower in en suite, no shaver socket, settees certainly seen better days. Eventually managed to light the gas fire, but not easy to achieve. Overall cleanliness not great, base of pole holding the shower fitment in the bathroom was black with dirt. Oven very dirty, we didn't even contemplate using it. Better signage needed on outside of house, difficult to find. Large box of Thorntons chocolates left for us, which was a nice touch, but didn't make up for the disappointment we felt.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 19/09/2016
    A cosy place to stay, ideal for our family holiday with the children and grandparents. The town centre is a couple of minutes walk downhill with nice places to eat and a lovely park to entertain the children. We would stay here again if visiting the area.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 16/09/2016
    The old dairy has everything you could need. It is well equipped throughout. The location is ideal for getting about and has lovely views of the surrounding areas. A few people on the reviews said they couldn't get their car into the garage because the lane was too narrow but I have a fairly big car and if you can drive properly, although a bit tight you are able to get in there. For those who are less able bodied it could be an issue as the lane to the property is quite steep and there's three flights of stairs to get to the top floor and the living room and kitchen are one flight up. Because it sleeps seven people I thought it would be a bit cramped but there is actually lots of room in there. To sum up we had a lovely time there and would definitely go back again.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 29/08/2016
    Clean welcoming cottage within walking distance of town centre, local supermarket and train station. All ideal if you are using railway as your means of transport to and from the cottage. In which case I would recommend the cottage to rent. Parking however is a serious issue. Unfortunately nothing can be done to change the parking situation which is a shame because otherwise it is a very lovely place to stay with some stunning views.

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 26/08/2016
    1. The stairs in the property were very steep and the property is NOT AT ALL disabled friendly. 2. The drive is very steep and if you ha d a medium/large car you would not get it on the drive. There is no mention of this in the property description. 3. The seating in the lounge left a lot to be desired. The sofas were all very tired and need replacing. 4. The kitchen is small for a property that caters for 7 5.The beds were not comfortable. 6. The lack of a tumble dryer is a big downer, especially in an area that has a lot of walking.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 01/07/2016
    House was in a very good position for access to the Town and there are wonderful views of the countryside. House is only 2 minutes walk from restaurants, shops and cafes. House very clean and comfortable and the owners left a huge box of chocolates for us, which was truly appreciated. An added bonus was the garage as Holt road is very steep at either end with lots of sharp bends. Every one parks along the stone wall right opposite the properties, so there is very little room to (a) drive along the road (b) park. Only downside was we have a medium size car and it always involved a lot of manoeuvres to get in and out of the garage because of how close the parked cars were to the garage entrance.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 20/06/2016
    Great cottage with four bedrooms....just park the cars and off you go walking around Derbyshire and the town has a good supply of pubs and restaurants for the evenings.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 03/06/2016
    Excellent cottage in a lovely location! Perfect base for exploring Matlock and Peak District. Lots of hills (obviously) so be prepared...!

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 16/05/2016
    We had a great stay at the Old Dairy as a family weekend away with various ages present. It's a lovely house with amazing views and only a hop into the centre of Matlock and 20 min walk to Matlock Bath (or 2 min train ride!). The cottage is really comfortable and well-equipped. It's on quite a steep hill/lane with tight parking - but we managed to find free parking all wkd for 4 cars, so it was fine (we used the drive and garage and then parked the others on the lane). The only thing I might say would be a 2nd shower would be useful for a 4 bed cottage (although there were 3 loos). Would definitely stay again and recommend to others.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 02/05/2016
    We had a lovely time at the old dairy over may bank holiday. The house was really lovely and clean. It looked well looked after and didn't have lots of random furniture (unlike some other rentals we have had). The owners left clear instructions for picking up the key and some chocolates which was a nice touch. The parking is a bit tricky to get into but it wouldn't put us off staying here again.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 08/04/2016
    The property was very nice and perfect for a base to where we needed to go. The only downside that we had was no wifi even though I brought bt trying hard to make sure that my 2 teenage daughters had the internet access.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner: I am sorry that you were unable to access the BT wifi with fon service. We have now had a phone line connected to the property and have unlimited broadband free of charge.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/03/2016
    Excellent! We had a lovely welcome with a bottle of wine having had a very informative conversation with the owner over where to go, there were 7 adults in our party and plenty of room, we all slept well, cooking facilities were good and lovely roomy table to eat round and play games after. Plenty of walks in the surrounding area, would definitely rent again for a family get together.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/02/2016
    Having stayed here before we knew we were in for a treat. Again it was spotlessly clean, warm and welcoming. We were 7 adults - a family get-together, from Essex, Oxfordshire, London and Harrogate . We had a lovely weekend, walking around Carsington reservoir, tea at Cromford, at Wheatcroft’s Wharf Café and visiting the shops in the mills. Saturday night -takeaway from Thailand No 1. Sainsbury's is close by for groceries. Views over Matlock from the house were lovely, day and night. Being so close to the centre meant anyone could pop out for an explore. The owners are extremely kind and helpful. I would definitely recommend this accommodation.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 08/02/2016
    Lovely house. Spent most of weekend in the house as the weather was bad. Plenty of space but with all facilities in Matlock on the doorstep. Comfortable beds.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 29/11/2015
    Everything was great, apart from the beds...they were quite hard and meant we were unable to sleep very well, plus the walls are very thin! We could hear each other in the next room, but that wasn't much of an issue. For those staying in future, if you have a mattress topper, would advise taking it and maybe some earplug's if you have a noisy family ;-) Everything else was spot on and the owners were wonderful and couldn't do enough for us to make sure it was all set up and ready for our stay.

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